Today I was at the CSCMP Europe Conference near Amsterdam. The conference is in The Netherlands for the third time out of the nine times it was held. This year’s theme is How to Cut Supply Chain Costs without Paying the Price. With the economic recession still going strong, it is a subject which is top of mind with Supply Chain professionals in the European region.
After a warm welcome by CSCMP’s President CEO Rick Blasgen opened the conference with the statement:
“Collaboration is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Excellence.” [click to continue…]
Madrid, Spain, 24 May 2013 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has signed a new contract with BIC, a leader in the manufacture of simple and reliable stationery products, lighters and shavers.
Under the contract, which commenced in September 2012, CEVA will provide BIC with logistics solutions for the Iberian market. This will involve the handling and storage of BIC’s products in Spain and Portugal at CEVA’s hub located in Ontigola, Toledo. [click to continue…]
Trucking Maintenance Technicians from Around the Country Will Test Their Skills at Technology & Maintenance Council Event in September
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – May 23, 2013 - Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced that 11 of its top truck maintenance technicians will compete in the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) annual SuperTech skills competition this September in Pittsburgh.
SuperTech is a national technician skills competition to determine the industry’s top maintenance technicians through a variety of troubleshooting tests over a two-day event. Finalists compete in groups of six through various hands-on workstations and are judged on their ability to understand service information, follow complex diagnostic processes and solve problems under a strict time limit. [click to continue…]
Winners Announced at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, May 21-23, in Phoenix, AZ
Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its ninth annual Supply Chain Top 25. The goal of the Supply Chain Top 25 research initiative is to raise awareness of the supply chain discipline and how it impacts the business.
Analysts announced the findings from this year’s research at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, which is being held here at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa through today. [click to continue…]
Frankfurt am Main/Vlotho/Sochi, May 23, 2013 – On behalf of Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH – a global leader in laundry technology – DB Schenker will soon transport a cutting-edge laundry facility from Minden, Germany to the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi. The facility, valued at approximately ten million euros, will be used during the Winter Olympics in February 2014.
“As logistics experts, athletic mega-events are a welcome challenge for us. Our specialists start work long before the actual event takes place, making sure that everything is in place for the opening ceremony – down to every last washing machine,” explains Christian Schultze, Head of DB SCHENKERsportsevents, Schenker Deutschland AG. [click to continue…]
The latest report from Ti, Global Transport and Logistics Financial Analysis 2013, reveals the winners and losers in the global logistics industry over what has been a tempestuous six year period.
Analysing the financial accounts of 20 of the world’s largest publicly quoted express and logistics companies, the report tracks company performance in terms of revenues, profitability and other financial ratio indicators over the six years. The report reviews ‘mainstream’ logistics activities on a combined basis as well as across three individual sectors – contract logistics, freight forwarding and freight & trucking. The report also evaluates the results of parcel operations in a separate section. [click to continue…]
Damco records above-market growth in air freight volumes (15%) and supply chain management volumes (10%) compared with last year, invests in the future with new global IT system
23rd May – Damco, one of the world’s leading freight forwarding and logistics service providers, reports a 6% increase in Quarter 1 net revenue with a total of 773 million USD, compared to 728 million USD in 2012. EBIT ended up at 9 million USD for the first quarter, compared to 13 million USD in 2012.
Airfreight volumes showed rapid growth of 15% over 2012 which was well ahead of the market, enhanced by the acquisition in last quarter of 2012 of Pacific Network Global Logistics (PacNet). Q1 2013 Ocean freight volumes were up only slightly compared to the same period last year, at a modest growth rate of 1%. [click to continue…]